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Global & Area Studies


Thomas Seitz

Associate Professor, Global & Area Studies
Ph.D., University of Cambridge
M.A., University of Kent
B.A., University of the State of New York, Albany
Office: Ross Hall,234

Tom Seitz is a political scientist who examines nation-building as a part of foreign policy and democratization process. His focus has been on U.S-Asian relations and political developments in East Asia. Currently he is engaged in a large research project on democratization IN Indonesia with his colleague Dr. Andrew Garner of the Department of Political Science.



Seitz, Thomas R. The Evolving Role of Nation Building in U.S. Foreign Policy: Lessons Learned, Lessons Lost.. Manchester University Press, 2012.

Refereed Journal Articles

Anderson, Stephanie and Thomas Seitz. “European Security and Defense Policy Demystified: Nation-Building and Identity in the EU.” Armed Forces and Society, 33 (October 2006): 24-42.
Seitz, Thomas R. "Economic statecraft in a globalizing economy: Is there an 'international standard' for human rights performance?" Journal of International and Area Studies 6, 2 (December 1999).

Regular Corses

INST/POLS 3200 Comparative Political Cultures
INST 4255 Politics of Developing Nations
POLS 4230 Governments and Politics of Asia
INST/POLS 4330 American Foreign Relations
INST 4950 Capstone Seminar

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